Financial Living Blog

Reasons Not to Delay Social Security

Nov 13, 2019, 9:50:00 AM

The world is filled with generalizations.

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Overcoming 7 Hard Things About Hard Money Things

Nov 6, 2019, 9:13:42 AM

In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and respected thinker Ben Horowitz writes:

“Hard things are hard because there are no easy answers or recipes. They are hard because your emotions are at odds with your logic.”

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How Work Earnings Affect Your Social Security Benefit

Oct 31, 2019, 10:03:10 AM

The conventional definition of retirement may itself need to be retired.

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Creating a Pension Contingency Plan

Oct 23, 2019, 10:35:34 AM

If there is one thing you can expect during a presidential campaign it is a whole lot of broken promises. In 2008, historian Joseph Ellis analyzed 200 years of political promises and found only two presidents – George Washington and James Polk – kept their campaign pledges. If history is any indication, voters can only hope their preferred candidate’s actions in office, at best, come close to what was promised on the campaign trail.

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Smart (but cheap!) Things to Bolster Your Digital Security

Oct 16, 2019, 1:42:32 PM

Have you ever mentioned – or even thought about – an object in casual conversation only to see an ad for that very thing online seconds later? Maybe it was all coincidence. Or, maybe not.

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3 Keys to Keeping Your Financial Identity Secure

Oct 10, 2019, 10:11:44 AM

In a world of major data breaches, where millions of people have their personal data compromised, it is more crucial than ever to make security a part of your financial planning process.

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The 9 Types of People You'll Meet in Retirement

Oct 4, 2019, 8:21:50 AM

Everyone’s experience in retirement is unique. But there are some characterizations we can draw from data collected in various surveys and studies of retirees. Put together they form the nine types of people you’ll encounter throughout your later years. Some offer attributes you may want to adopt and others those you are best to avoid. They all, however, can provide lessons on how to live a fulfilling retirement.

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Estate Planning Steps for AT&T Employees and Retirees

Sep 25, 2019, 12:12:16 PM

A refrain that best describes estate planning is that it’s not about the years you have left, it’s about the years you have lived. As an AT&T employee or retiree, you’ve likely earned a variety of valuable retirement benefits, such as your AT&T pension and your 401(k) savings. Although thinking about life after you’re gone can be difficult, it becomes easier when you reframe it as planning how to successfully manage all you’ve worked hard for.

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Alternative Ways to Help Your Child Pay for College

Sep 18, 2019, 9:44:51 AM

As tuition rates increase, so too does the difficulty of paying for college.

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Three Advance Capital Advisers on Forbes Best-in-State Next-Gen List

Sep 11, 2019, 8:38:46 AM

We are extremely pleased to announce that three of our financial advisers -- Daniel McHugh, Michael Hohf and Terra Hohf -- have been named to Forbes magazine’s 2019 Best-in-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list. They were recognized as among the top young wealth advisers in Michigan.

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